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Vinita Dawra Nangia

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Are you knocking on the wrong door?

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Vinita Dawra Nangia When reality refuses to meet expectations, it is time to shift perspective. And sometimes, your dream. Recently we launched Write India Season 3, The Times of India’s short story contest in conjunction with some of the world’s leading autho... More »

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The benefits of writing

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Vinita Dawra Nangia The practice of writing regularly not just helps to clear mental clutter, but can even help improve relationships! Every time my father scolded me as a child, I would dissolve into tears, never being able to respond logically. And there the... More »

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Life has a way of sorting itself out

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Vinita Dawra Nangia No amount of worry or hard work help resolve a problem as smoothly as time and life itself do eventually! Do you worry a lot? Do you agonise over choices you make, opportunities you let go, heartbreaks, loneliness, ill health, or not findin... More »

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Grace in the face of loss and gain

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Vinita Dawra Nangia What does it feel like to lose after putting in your absolute best and keeping back nothing? And yes…what does such an epic victory feel like? I am not really a sports enthusiast. But I do like to be in the front row anywhere life is being ... More »

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What are you looking forward to?

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Vinita Dawra Nangia Having something to look forward to is the magic formula to a happier, more satisfying present. We are told to live in the moment because that helps us eradicate all regrets of the past and expectations from the future. And as we all know, ... More »

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Why you must have a daily routine!

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Vinita Dawra Nangia We must not underestimate the importance of discipline and a daily routine; it is the only way to a happy and successful life. I have mostly been an admirer of spontaneity, and found excitement in walking into my day looking forward to surp... More »

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Are you doing your bit to save the earth?

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Vinita Dawra Nangia Climate change is no longer a fear for the future; we are in the midst of an environmental crisis! When Saurabh reported from Germany that they were “sweating buckets” in June, and Nikhil in France shared an advisory issued by his Business ... More »

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How to forge deep, emotional connects

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Vinita Dawra Nangia Shared love and concern help bring people together. What sustains deep emotional connects for a lifetime? Ever felt the power of the look a loving couple shares with each other? The air palpitates with their deep emotional connect! How abou... More »

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HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE RIGHT?

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Vinita Dawra Nangia The marginal difference between ‘should’ and ‘must’ guides you along the path of what is right or wrong — be it in your search for a partner, career, or your efforts to stay true to yourself. Recently a 23-year-old Kerala boy Gokul Sreedhar... More »

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Would you sign a pact with the devil?

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Vinita Dawra Nangia Do you desire anything so badly that you do not care for the consequences? Do you hold yourself responsible for everything that happens in your life — or do you blame/praise unseen forces such as fate, destiny or chance? Do you believe that... More »

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Guard against emotional manipulation!

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Vinita Dawra Nangia We are emotionally manipulated frequently, quite often without realizing it. Be aware and guard against emotional exploiters! We are most vulnerable when we allow our emotions to be manipulated. Do you realize how often in a day you get man... More »

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Thoughts from a European sojourn …

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Vinita Dawra Nangia People and places change, but the greatest change is in our own perspectives. We are shaped by our history and culture — but, are we willing to consciously learn…and unlearn? Places change, people change, but most of all the change is withi... More »